January 2014

Created on: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 at 2:20:06 PM

Community Safety Committee – Seeking Community Representatives

The Shire of Northam is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to become a community representative on the newly formed Shire of Northam Community Safety Committee.

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Avon Link Rail Service Expansion Proposal

The decision by the state government in December to defer the cancellation of the Avon Link Rail Service for a further six months has prompted the establishment of a working party to fully consider the future of the service.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Shire residents can continue to embrace recycling by utilising the Shire of Northam’s Recycling Station located in the foyer of the Shire’s Administration building. The purpose built Recycling Station can accept printer cartridges, household batteries, mobile phones, fluorescent light globes and fluorescent tubes. Disposing of these specific items through the Shire Administration Recycling Station not only reduces the bulk of the green wheelie waste going to landfill, it also removes from the environment many toxic substances they contain including mercury, nickel, cadmium and lead.

Ranger News

I’m Alert Dog Training

The Shire would like to invite all current dog owners and people considering dog ownership to have a look at this useful and fun interactive site
- www.imalert. com.au/dog/northamdog/northamdog-dog.php .
The site covers all aspects of dog ownership and may assist people in determining if dog ownership is suitable for them. Current dog owners can test their knowledge and maybe even learn a few new tricks.

Cat Ownership

Funding is still available for pension card holders to have their cats “snipped and chipped” for a subsidised fee of $50.00.
All cat owners are reminded that compulsory registration, sterilisation and micro chipping of cats is now a requirement of law and cat owners may be infringed for none compliance. In saying this, the Shire may be able to assist owners with numerous cats reach these requirements, so please contact Ranger Services on 9622 7267 if you are having difficulties.

Firebreak Inspections

Firebreak inspections are ongoing. Property owners are reminded that the firebreak requirements must be maintained up to and including 30th April each year. After a good or late wet season, you may be required to redo firebreaks/slashing as substantial growth may continue during the season.

Volunteers Recognised on Australia Day

Congratulations to all the nominees for this year’s Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards, who have each made outstanding contributions to the community. This year’s nominees were: Mr Earnest Ervin, Mrs Jan James, Mrs Joyce Sangston, Mr James West, Bakers Hill Progress Association, Lions Club of Northam, Northam PCYC, Northam RSL Women’s Auxiliary and Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band.

Joyce Sangston was announced as the individual winner, having been an active volunteer since 1985 and being instrumental in retaining the Ambulance Service at Wundowie. Joyce was an Ambulance Officer for many years, and held the Secretary / Treasurer position for 24 years. She remains committed to the Service and is still an active member of the Wundowie St John’s Ambulance. Joyce is a Red Cross Association well-being contact for elderly persons, and is an active volunteer for the Relay for Life. She is also a volunteer with the Cancer Survivor Support Group at the Northam Hospital, putting in her valuable time visiting Hospice patients each week.

The Bakers Hill Progress and Recreation Association, nominated in recognition for the organisation of the very popular Motorama event, was announced winner of the group/event category. The 2013 Motorama was an outstanding success and demonstrates what a small community can achieve through hard work and collaboration. The Motorama attracted more than 6,500 visitors to Bakers Hill, offering attractions such as live music and free entertainment for children. There were over 550 vintage cars, motorcycles and vintage stationary machinery on display, as well as indoor markets.

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